Incorporating the Cleveland Rocky Top Fall League and its 20 best players into the mix was an exciting proposition and both Cleveland teams held their own.
I want to thank everyone who participated and made the trip to Maryville College.
Team Naler 72
Cleveland #2 63
Galen Campbell (Fulton) took a firm grip of the scoring title for the second consecutive season scoring 29 points and leading Team Naler past Cleveland #2 72-63.
Campbell started slow on Saturday and watched Cleveland build a double digit lead before him and future teammate Jaeland Lawson (Fulton) kicked things up a notch.
Jervon Johnson (Ooltewah) had the early hot hand for Cleveland scoring 13 of his 18 points in the first half. Jamal Worthington (Bledsoe County) was also hot early scoring all 10 of his points in the first half and assisting on many of the buckets by Johnson.
Phillip Stephens (Knoxville Catholic) finished with 14 points for Team Naler and Lawson added 13 in the win.
Tyler Skidmore (Meigs County) and Tevin Rutledge (Cleveland) added 11 and 10 respectively for Cleveland.
Sevier County 63
Cleveland #1 50
Morrease "The Butcher" Barber (Gatlinburg-Pittman) scored 25 points leading Sevier County to a 63-50 victory over Cleveland #1.
Barber logged 18 of his points in the second half including 4 threes. Sherrius Smith (Hardin Valley) added 17 points and Tee Steinmetz (Oakdale) finished with 11.
Nick Ross (Red Bank) sealed his grip on the Cleveland scoring crown with 24 large in the loss.
Wesley Richey (Ooltewah) added 10 points.